Exhibition: Houses for Everyone. Housing Construction in Mexico.04 / 11 / 2019 | EXHIBITIONS
The German IFA Gallery in Stuttgart presents the exhibition Houses for Everyone, which takes a look at the housing construction in Mexico and present alternatives to unsustainable forms of building. These projects use designs with traditional materials and collaborative techniques such as owner-building. They show that building a house also means creating a community. The participants are: Apaloosa Estudio de Arquitectura y Diseño, Fernanda Canales, CEMEX, Comunal: Taller de Arquitectura + Onnis Luque, Elemental, JSa Arquitectura, PRODUCTORA, S-AR, Jorge Tabaoda and T.A.X. (Alberto Kalach). The housing prototype presented by PRODUCTORA was developed for the Housing Laboratory (Laboratorio de Vivienda) of INFONAVIT and was built in Apan, Hidalgo, Mexico in 2018. IFAGALLERY, Stuttgart, Germany / 04/12/2019 - 23/06/2019
PRODUCTORA, as MCHAP.emerge 2016 winner for the project Pavilion on the Zocalo, presents a round table discussion and exhibition opening along with The Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize / IIT College of Architecture Americas. The exhibition and symposium 'On topography' by Mexican firm PRODUCTORA examines the relationship between buildings and the ground they occupy. Using this particular lens, PRODUCTORA reflects on several moments of architectural history and reviews its own work based on the idea of 'architecture as constructed ground'. Members of the roundtable discussion includes Frank Escher, Véronique Patteeuw, Jesús Vassallo with Carlos Bedoya and Wonne Ickx from PRODUCTORA. Friday, November 9th | S.R. Crown Hall, Chicago, IL, USA
5:00 pm - Roundtable Discussion | 7:00 pm - Exhibition Opening. More info.
Exhibition 44 Low-resolution Houses09 / 07 / 2018 | EXHIBITIONS
The Fleischmann Residence by PRODUCTORA is part of the exhibition 44 Low-resolution Houses at Princeton University, School of Architecture. The exhibition is curated by Michael Meredith and designed by MOS. The exhibition proposes the term 'low-resolution' to counter the inclination towards high-resolution architectural sophistication, gestural complex curvature, and models of architecture focused on seamlessness. From September 11 to November 9, 2018 / Opening: September 11, 5.30pm/ North Gallery, Princeton University School of Architecture.
Urban Redensification Exhibition08 / 31 / 2018 | EXHIBITIONS
PRODUCTORA participates in the exhibition Urban Redensification presented by INFONAVIT, through the Research Center for Sustainable Development (CIDS) on August 31, 2018. The exhibition brings together 32 prototypes made by the same number of architects, who seek to rethink territorial development , dignify housing and improve the people´s quality of life.
PRODUCTORA at the Mexican Pavilion of Venice Architecture Biennial 201805 / 30 / 2018 | EXHIBITIONS
The curatorial proposal for the Pavilion of Mexico at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennial entitled Echoes of a Land emphasizes the geographical, imaginary and cultural burden of Mexican architecture. The Official Selection is the product of an open call, in which 213 projects were entered and 21 were selected that represent Mexico in Venice: Oscar Hagerman + CANO VERA; Alejandro Guerrero, Andrea Soto | ATELIER ARS; Communal: Architecture Workshop + Onnis Luque; Isaac Broid + PRODUCER; Hector Barroso Workshop; Juan Carral Architecture; Carlos González Lobo + María Eugenia Hurtado; Manuel Cervantes Céspedes; Jsa | Javier Sánchez + Aisha Ballesteros; Macias Peredo Study; Enrique Norten | TEN architects; Workshop 6a | Alejandro Sánchez García, Mariza Flores Pacheco; HE; MMX study; Workshop | Mauricio Rocha + Gabriela Carrillo; Javier Muñoz + Mario Peniche + Augusto Quijano + Alejandro Vales + Jorge Carlos Zoreda; GDU: Urban Design Group; Enrique Lastra de Wit; ALA Study; Escobedo-Soliz; Alonso de Garay | ADG Workshop. The Pavilion will be exhibited until November 25 at the Old Naval and Military Complex known as "The Arsenal" in the city of Venice, Italy. The exhibition was curated by Gabriela Etchegary y Jorge Ambrosi. More info.
PRODUCTORA presents 'Columbus Table' for MANIERA at the Design Week Milan 201804 / 12 / 2018 | EXHIBITIONS
During Fuorisalone 2018, ALCOVA opens the doors of one of Milan’s most historic panettone factories to the public for the first time. There MANIERA will show its newest furniture pieces designed by two young architecture studios: Mexico City based PRODUCTORA and the Milanese duo Piovenefabi. PRODUCTORA presents the Columbus Table, a further development of the Columbus Circles installed for the inaugural Exhibit Columbus 2017 in Columbus, Indiana. Similar to the Circles, the aluminum side table is defined by basic geometric shapes and minimal material operations. The piece explicitly seeks relations to its immediate context, by allowing the table to embrace existing corners. ALCOVA, Via Popoli Uniti 11 – 13, Milano (IT) / From April 17 to 22, 2018 (daily 11 am – 7 pm) / Aperitivo on Thursday 19 April (5:30 – 8:00 pm).
Exhibition: INSCRIPTIONS. Architecture Before Speech01 / 23 / 2018 | EXHIBITIONS
PRODUCTORA participates in the exhibition 'INSCRIPTIONS. Architecture Before Speech', curated by K Michael Hays and Andrew Holder. The show is in the Druker Design Gallery at Harvard Graduete School of Design. The curators open the show with a joint lecture in the Piper Auditorium at the GSD on January 23. The exhibition will remain open until March 11, 2018.
Exhibition design for John Baldessari show at Museo Jumex11 / 11 / 2017 | EXHIBITIONS
The exhibition 'Learning to Read with John Baldessari' opens at Museo Jumex in Mexico City. Curated by Kit Hammonds, the exhibition includes the first paintings of John Baldessari, as well as videos, sculptures and text-based works. The show will remaind open from November 11, 2017 to April 8, 2018.
Exhibition design for “The Words of Others” at REDCAT, Los Angeles09 / 16 / 2017 | EXHIBITIONS
The exhibition “The Words of Others, León Ferrari and Rhetoric in Times of War" opens at the REDCAT Gallery in Los Angeles. The exhibition, curated by Ruth Estevez, Miguel López and Agustín Diez Fischer, is the most significant solo exhibition of work by Argentine artist León Ferrari (Buenos Aires, 1920 – 2013) in the U.S. and features the first full performance of his seminal 1967 publication "Palabras Ajenas /The Words of Others”. PRODUCTORA was in charge of the exhibition design of the show which is part of the Getty-led Pacific Standard Time festival: LA/LA 2017.
Two Towers - Chicago Architectural Biennial 201709 / 14 / 2017 | EXHIBITIONS
PRODUCTORA presents two models at the Chicago Biennial. The first one (at the Chicago Cultural Center) is a 5 meter high tower fully hand-colored - as if it were a sketch - with blue and red BIC pen. A second one is about 100 times smaller and located within one of the Thorne Miniature Rooms at the The Art Institute of Chicago. This miniature model is made by Chicago miniature artist Michael Yurkovic. Two Towers - Chicago Architectural Biennial 2017
Washington Street Interventions at Columbus, Indiana08 / 26 / 2017 | EXHIBITIONS
Last Saturday August 26, the inaugural Columbus Exhibit opened in the small mid-western town of Columbus, Indiana. Columbus boasts a staggering number of architectural masterpieces: in a town of just 46,000 people, one can find more than fifty projects by renowned architects such as Eliel and Eero Saarinen, Robert Venturi, Harry Weese, Kevin Roche, I.M. Pei, Myron Goldsmith (SOM), Eliot Noyes, Roberts Stern, Alexander Ghirard, Edward Larrabee Barnes, Gunnar Birkerts and many more…. Exhibit Columbus celebrates this richness with several exhibitions. On invitation by the Brussels design gallery MANIERA, PRODUCTORA installed ‘Columbus Circles’, an installation of several circular pieces along Washington Street reflecting on the cities architectural legacy ...
Expo at AEDES Architecture Forum in Berlin01 / 16 / 2017 | EXHIBITIONS
PRODUCTORA participates in “Unlake City - Where there was a lake now there is a city”, an exhibition running from January 28 until 21 March 2017 at the Aedes Gallery in Berlin. Curated by Miquel Adrià and Alejandro Hernández Gálvez, the exhibition's title UNLAKECITY alludes to the transformation that took place over the centuries in the valley of Mexico. The term makes reference to 'un lago', a lake and 'unlake', the process of disappearance of the lake through a constant "urban dehydration". The exhibition is divided in two sections: There was a lake and Now there is a city. The first section reflects on the meaning of water within the context of the city. The second section shows projects of public space, not only understood as squares or parks, but including cultural buildings and public institutions, such as museums, schools, markets and hospitals. Each thematic focus briefly describes the history, and shows some present conditions and takes a glance into future projects, with some utopian ideas but also that are already under construction. Besides maps, plans and photographs, the exhibition showcases a topographic model of the valley of Mexico that presents the current hydrological conditions, a video which shows the transformation of the city during the past five hundred years, and a series of interviews with Mexican architects, urbanists and intellectuals.
Mexico Architecture Contemporaine in Rabat, Morocco06 / 28 / 2016 | EXHIBITIONS
PRODUCTORA participates in the traveling exhibition 'Mexico Architecture Contemporaine / Mexico Contemporary Architecture' now showing at the 'Villa des Arts de Rabat - Fondation ONA' in Rabat, Morocco. Opening on June 28, 2016 / until August 30, 2016.
Camera of Wonders, at MAMM Medellin, Colombia04 / 20 / 2016 | EXHIBITIONS
Until June 26 at the Museum of Modern Art in Medellin, Colombia, our museography for the Camera of Wonders by Jens Hoffman. "Chamber of Wonders” consists of more than a hundred photographs of the CIAC (Collection Isabel and Agustín Coppel), Mexico City, as well as the Kadist Art Foundation, Paris and San Francisco. The exhibition uses as a starting point the cabinets of curiosities that arose in Europe during the sixteenth century, which brought together objects from different disciplines, through which the collector could eliminate the frontiers between art, technology and science, while the viewer could establish his own interpretations and associations between objects. "
Mexican chair (Silla mexicana) - at the Franz Mayer Museum02 / 12 / 2016 | EXHIBITIONS
The MACG chair, which was designed in 2010 by PRODUCTORA to Conejo Blanco coffee shop in the Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, is part of the exhibition 'Silla Mexicana, Diseño y Identidad' curated by Ana Elena Mallet. From February 12 to April 17, 2016 at the Franz Mayer Museum.
Exhibition Design for Camera of Wonders, Jens Hoffman10 / 27 / 2015 | EXHIBITIONS
On Tuesday October 27th the photography exhibition Camera of Wonders curated by Jens Hoffman will open its doors at the Centro de la Imagen in Mexico City. The show will be on view until February 2016. Camera of Wonders is a collaboration between CIAC (Colección Isabel y Agustín Coppel CIAC A.C. - Mexico City) and Kadist Art Foundation (Paris and San Francisco) in partnership with Centro de la Imágen and Festival Foto México. The Mexican architecture firm PRODUCTORA was in charge of the exhibition design. The exhibition premieres as the opening exhibition of Festival Foto Mexico building on a 20-year legacy of Mexico's most important photography festival. After its presentation at Centro de la Imágen in México City Camera of Wonders will travel to the Medellín Museum of Modern Art in Columbia (spring 2016).
Participating artists are: Berenice Abbott, Doug Aitken, Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Diane Arbus, Associated Press / US Air Force, Roger Ballen, Tom Baril, Lothar Baumgarten, Wimo Ambala Bayang, Peter Beard, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Julie Béna, Lucas Blalock, Karl Blossfeldt, Erwin Blumenfeld, Bill Brandt, Brassaï, Elina Brotherus, Jeff Burton, Arabella Campbell, Sarah Conaway, Nicolás Consuegra, Mario Cravo Neto, Alexandre da Cunha, William Eggleston, Peter Fischli and David Weiss, Lee Friedlander, Nan Goldin, Rodney Graham, Andreas Gursky, John Gutmann, Jonathan Hernández, Candida Höfer, Horst P. Horst, John Houck, Barbara Kasten, Seydou Keïta, Annette Kelm, André Kertész, Luisa Lambri, Elad Lassry, Adolf Lazi, Jochen Lempert, Matt Lipps, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Asier Mendizabal, Enrique Metinides, Tina Modotti, Jonathan Monk, Charlotte Moth, Jean-Luc Moulène, Óscar Muñoz, Davida Nemeroff, Kori Newkirk, Kiyoshi Niiyama, Catherine Opie, Gabriel Orozco, Irving Penn, Marta María Pérez Bravo, Pratchaya Phinthong, John Priola, Albert Renger-Patzsch, Thomas Ruff, Asha Schechter, Collier Schorr, Erin Shirreff, Aaron Siskind, Simon Starling, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Ron Terada, Wolfgang Tillmans, Jeff Wall, Weegee, James Welling, Edward Weston, Chris Wiley, Mariana Yampolsky.
Fundamental Acts at Archivo, Mexico City10 / 22 / 2015 | EXHIBITIONS
Thursday, October 22, at 19:30 at Archivo Diseño y Arquitectura opening of FUNDAMENTAL ACTS, Archivo/Italia, Italian design in the collection of Archivo Diseño y Arquitectura / Inaugural exhibition of Mario Ballesteros at the venue, curated by Salottobuono. ARCHIVO/ITALIA, the first group exhibition of Archivo Diseño y Arquitectura, starts from a selection of thirty objects of Italian design from the Archivo collection - both daily pieces and iconic designs of renowned authors - to explore Italy's contribution to recent history of design. In a nod to the legendary Italy: The New Domestic Landscape curated by Emilio Ambasz for the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York in 1972, the show includes three original projects from emerging Italian collectives - FIG projects, Salottobuono and Space Caviar - and a spatial intervention of the young Mexican architecture office, APRDELESP. / The bookwork includes a contribution by PRODUCTORA.
Chicago Architecture Biennial10 / 03 / 2015 | EXHIBITIONS
Saturday October 3rd, the Chicago Architecture Biennial opens to the public. PRODUCTORA's installation reconstructs Hotel Tulum, a project that was abandoned before completion, fell into decay and is now demolished. With the help of Mexican artist Iñaki Bonillas, the story of this project is brought back to life through a poetic composition of archival photographs and literary fragments: an archaeological essay that centers on reconstructions, misreading and different conceptions of time. CAB - External Link
Mexico Arquitectura Contemporanea09 / 28 / 2015 | EXHIBITIONS
PRODUCTORA participates in the exhibition 'México Arquitectura Contemporánea / Contemporary Mexican Architecture' in the National Museum of Architecture at the Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City. Opening on September 28, 2015.
Mexico: Architecture Contemporaine, Paris06 / 18 / 2015 | EXHIBITIONS
PRODUCTORA participates in the exhibition ‘Mexico Architecture Contemporaine’ held in Paris. On June 18, 2015 the exhibition ‘Mexico: Architecture Contemporaine’ held in Paris opened its door to the public. PRODUCTORA participates with the project ‘Pavilion for the Culture Fair’ which was realized in 2014 on the Zocalo in Mexico City. The exhibition at the ‘Instituto de Mexico en Paris’ will be open to the public until August 8, 2015
Exhibition 'DRAW' at UCLA04 / 12 / 2015 | EXHIBITIONS
PRODUCTORA presents the plan drawings of ‘Villa in Ordos’ (Inner Mongolia, China, 2008) in the exhibition DRAW at the Perloff Hall, UCLA. The exhibition celebrates 50 years of A.UD alumni and faculty work and includes drawings by Hitoshi Abe, Diego Arraigada, Erin Besler, Tom Buresh, Steven Christensen, Neil Denari, Gabriel Fries-Briggs, Craig Hodgetts, Georgina Huljich, Julia Koerner, Jimenez Lai, Mark Mack, Elena Manferdini, Narineh Mirzaeian, Marta Nowak, Guvenc Ozel, David A. Ross, Mohamed Sharif, Tom Wiscombe and many others… Opening reception Monday, April 20 from 6 to 9 pm at the Perloff Gallery, UCLA."Working drawings embody a more complicated aesthetics of utility, where formal decisions are motivated by consequences in the world. Although it is theoretically feasible, I am not sure that it is actually possible to make a good building with bad drawings. It is precisely by not searching for formal or aesthetic effect but rather by solving specific problems that working drawings paradoxically succeed as aesthetic or formal artifacts." Stan Allen, "Master Plans: Stan Allen on Architects’ Drawings", ArtForum, Jan 2015.
'Call to order' exhibition at University of Miami, Florida04 / 08 / 2015 | EXHIBITIONS
This is an exhibition that is simultaneously a brief history of some of the early influential voices of the School of Architecture at UM, and a collection of works by emerging, noteworthy architects from around the world. All of the work in the exhibition can be related through their approaches to drawing and instructional method. The use of ordinary, universally appealing structures, and deceptively simple buildings that originate in geometric form are the basis of design for the architects exhibited. This approach not only links their work visually, but also theoretically, as the ever-present forms in their tool boxes hold intrinsically significant meaning and architectural power. The exhibition is on view in the Korach Gallery in the Perez Architecture Center, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. The opening of the exhibition will take place April 8 in conjunction with Roberto Behar’s Call to Order lecture on Building Stories: Some Works by R&R Studios, which begins at 6:30 p.m. in Glasgow Hall. The exhibition will run through the summer. PRODUCTORA shows the 'House of Arts and Culture in Beirut'.
VUR - Prototypes of Single Family Housing - INFONAVIT10 / 29 / 2014 | EXHIBITIONS
The exhibition "Regional Single Family House" will open on Wednesday, October 29 at 8:30 pm in INFONAVIT Central Offices in Mexico City. In this exhibition organized by INFONAVIT, PRODUCTORA and 31 colleagues made 32 prototypes of housing for 32 regions with different climatological characteristics in the Mexican Republic. / ARCHDAILYVUR - Prototipos de Vivienda Unifamiliar Regional – INFONAVIT
As part of Storefront for Art and Architecture's "Host: Natural Histories for Los Angeles," Luis Callejas presents the installation "Wet Horizons" at Neutras VDL House in Los Angeles. The installation opens on Sunday October 12, with a brunch-conversation between Luis Callejas (LCLA Office) and Wonne Ickx (PRODUCTORA). For Wet Horizons (October 11, 2014, to November 23, 2014) Callejas has gone into the Neutra VDL House's penthouse and intervened in the domestic space. In collaboration with the textile artist Charlotte Hansson, Callejas has made textile drawings that hang in the top floor, alongside projections and models. The collaborative project was also co-designed with Daniel Rauchwerger (MDes '15) and Noam Dvir (UPD '14). The event is organized by Big City Forum LA in the framework of World Wide Storefront and curated by Mimi Zeiger, Leonardo Bravo, River Jukes-Hudson and Sarah Lorenzen. In this project Neutra ‘s VDL Research House in Los Angeles is used as a platform for exploring questions of provision, domesticity, and palimpsestic architecture.
Temporary Pavilion on the Zocalo, Mexico City05 / 17 / 2014 | EXHIBITIONS
Our pavilion for the Culture Fair 2014 on the Zocalo (Mexico Cities main square) has been festively opened on Friday May 17, in the presence of the political leader Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas and the director of SEDUVI Simon Neumann. The pavilion will stay open until june 1 , 2014 when the culture fair concludes. / project
Exhibition In between projects at Woodbury University, Los Angeles04 / 08 / 2014 | EXHIBITIONS
On April 8, 2014 PRODUCTORA's exhibition 'In Between Projects' will open its doors at The WEDGE Gallery, Woodbury School of Architecture in Burbank (Los Angeles), California. In the exhibition PRODUCTORA is presenting 9 un-built projects that have a clear relation to geometry and mathematical composition. Large-scale models, made in collaboration with students at Woodbury University are presented together with black and white CAD drawings that clarify the main conceptual aspect of the building. The simple positioning of the framed drawings, renderings and wooden models on the exhibition floor, avoids all museographic rhetoric and presents the work as autonomous objects in space. The title 'In Between Projects' relates to the ongoing development of a common formal vocabulary that underlies the circumstantial aspects of each individual project. This exploration is presented through an image loop of preliminary study models of the projects presented. Ultimately, the exhibition underscores the studio's belief that strong geometric compositions and clearly legible buildings allow architecture to maintain its value through unpredictable shifts in context and program over time. The exhibition is curated by Donatella Cusmá and Bojána Bányász, faculty at the School of Architecture and principals at Claret-Cup. Participating students are: Francisco Salgado, Roger Garcia, Jeanna Casale, Tecola Robinson, Chelsea Cammarata, Yumin Zeng, Casaundra Quackenbush, Isle Keijser, Melania Gourehzar, Mitzi Hernandez, Maria Belen Avigliano, Shabnam Peida, Annette Chang,, Meng Ting Sun (Jojo), Narine Ataian, Omar Montelongo, Stephen Nguyen, Alena Eisen, Adileni Lopez. Adress: WEDGE Gallery / Burbank Campus, Woodbury School of Architecture, 7500 N. Glenoaks Boulevard, Burbank, CA 91504. Until April 25, 2014. / EXTERNAL LINK - WOODBURY
Exhibition ´Formal Consequences'03 / 20 / 2014 | EXHIBITIONS
The Mexico-City-based architectural studios at103, Ambrosi+Etchegaray and PRODUCTORA join forces to present the exhibition 'Formal (con)-sequences' during MEXTROPOLI, the first festival of architecture in Mexico City. The exhibition opens its doors on March 20, 2014 (19.30pm) at Milan 44, Colonia Juarez, Mexico DF. The exhibition remains open until March 30.
Wonne Ickx also assisted last Friday Feb 28, at Sci-Arc as external critic to studio led by Marcelo Spina (P.A.T.T.E.R.N.S.) and Elena Manferdini and last Monday, March 10 at Woodbury University at the 'Tectonics 2 Detail Design' studio led by Donatela Cusma and Bojána Bányász.
Material Art Fair - Mexico City02 / 06 / 2014 | EXHIBITIONS
The artist Iñaki Bonillas and PRODUCTORA collaborated in designing the stand for PRINTED MATTER, NY (the world's leading non-profit organization dedicated to the dissemination, understanding and appreciation of artists' books). Visit at Hotel Hilton, Reforma 70, Centro Historico, Mexico City from February 6 to 9, 2014. / Printed Matter
Pablo Bronstein at REDCAT, Los Angeles12 / 09 / 2013 | EXHIBITIONS
PRODUCTORA is providing architectural support for the exhibition of the Argentinian artist Pablo Bronstein. The artist, based in London, specialises in architectural sketches in ink and gouache, set in ornate frames and depicting imagined buildings incorporating styles from 18th century France and the 1980s. For this exhibition a series of expandable furniture-cabinets are being developed that will be activated through a dance performance. / Images from REDCAT
Exhibition Design for Rita McBride, Tamayo Museum, Mexico City10 / 10 / 2013 | EXHIBITIONS
PRODUCTORA is currently working on the exhibition design for Rita McBride's exhibition 'Transacción Pública' at the Tamayo Museum in Mexico City. The exhibition will open on October 10, 2013 at 19.30h.
Contemporary Mexican Architecture in Italy08 / 30 / 2013 | EXHIBITIONS
Exhibition on Contemporary Mexican Architecture organized by CAM-SAM (Colegio de Arquitectos de la Ciudad de Mexico). From October 21, 2013 at the Antiguo Acuario Romano in Rome, Italy
Dogchitecture openning06 / 22 / 2013 | EXHIBITIONS
Dogchitecture is an exhibition inspired on 'Architecture for Dogs', a project by Kenya Hara in Japan, where the target is to reinvent the house for the dog integrating the world of design, trougth the perspective and philosophy of young mexican architects. The 10 offices that participated in this initiative are: BNKR Arquitectura, Rojkind Arquitectos, Broissin, PRODUCTORA, a-001, Taller 13, PMS Arch Buro, ROW Studio, Laboratorio Arquitectura Básica y ESOS. Dogchitecture will be exhibit in Polyforum Siqueiros from June 20 to July 28, 2013.
Archivo - Opening of the exhibition: Manual de Montaje12 / 17 / 2012 | EXHIBITIONS
The exhibition 'Manual de Montaje'or 'Assembly Manual' at ARCHIVO in Mexico City will open it's doors on December 17th, 2012. The exhibition is curated and designed by PRODUCTORA and explores the tectonics of the objects that surround us. ®This interest in tectonics, or 'how things are put together', is certainly a crucial issue that the discipline is fascinated with. We are interested in how the architectural notion of 'the poetics of construction' can be applied to industrial design and the objects that surround us. (...) In this exhibition we are also interested in the drawing as crucial within design, an unavoidable link in the process of object production. Nevertheless, far from gloating in the singularity of the artistic and conceptual drawings of famous designers we often see in design museums, our interest lies in the anonymous drawing: the assembly instructions, the cutting patterns or the instruction manual.® Opening, drinks and music on December 17th at 19.00 h at ARCHIVO (General Francisco RamÌrez 4, Col. Ampliación Daniel Garza, México D.F. 11840, Tel. 52 (55) 2614 1063).
Expo Croquis at the MAM10 / 25 / 2012 | EXHIBITIONS
PRODCUTORA participates with drawings of Carlos Bedoya in the exhibition CROQUIS, from October 25th, 2012, to January 5, 2013 in the Museum of Modern Art of Mexico City. This exhibition, curated by Daniel Garza Usobiaga and Marco Coello, opens on October 25th at 8:00pm in the projects room Gamboa at the closing of Design Week Mexico. The collection shows a dialog between the sketchs of almost 40 mexican architects modernism as well contemporaries.
Iñaki Bonillas and The Encyclopedia Of The Dead, Berlin09 / 17 / 2012 | EXHIBITIONS
PRODUCTORA collaborated with Iñaki Bonillas in his latest project 'The Encyclopedia Of The Dead' which is currently at view at the Galerie Nordenhake in Berlin. The architectonic support consisted in the development of a ficticious library for the protagonist of The Posthumous Memoirs of Braz Cubas (1880), a novel by Brazilian author Machado de Assis. In this fictional narration, Braz Cubas writes his memoirs from the afterlife, defining an accurate self-portrait through the authors he quotes. The sculptural piece of furniture in black MDF, echoes a mysterious perspective from another dimension and includes a sound piece composed in collaboration with Jacobo Lieberman. See:www.nordenhake.com
13th Architecture Biennial, Venice - San Rocco Magazine08 / 03 / 2012 | EXHIBITIONS
PRODUCTORA will participate at the 13th Architecture Biennial, Venice in two projects organized by the Italian Magazine SAN ROCCO . The first one is entitled 'Call for Papers: Collaboration'. A series of plans, models, axo's, perspectives, fragments, collages, photos and videos as a varied collection of the traces of collaboration will be presented on a large table by Jamie Fobert Architects. PRODUCTORA will feature a conceptual brass model of their project for the CAF headquarters in Venezuela, a competition they won in 2008 in collaboration with Lucio Muniain et. al. and which they are currently developing. San Rocco's project 'Collaborations' will be on display in the Corderia in the Arsenale. / The second project is our participation in the 'Book of Copies' project which forms part of the larger project entitled 'Museum of Copies', the show presented by FAT (London, UK). This project consists of a collection of images in the form of a library and online database, produced and collected by different invited architects. The project is based on an inherently derivative and collective effort, starting with a simple act of accumulating formal knowledge. / Venice Biennale of Architecture 2012, from August 29th until November 25th. / SAN ROCCO MAGAZINE / BOOK OF COPIES
Storefront, NYC Aesthetic-Anesthetics06 / 20 / 2012 | EXHIBITIONS
PRODUCTORA is invited by STOREFRONT to present a drawing for the Aesthetic-Anesthetics Exhibition: an architecture drawing exhibition with 30 drawings of Storefront's gallery by a selected group of international architects. Opening June 26th 2012, 7-9pm. / Commissioned Architects include: Vito Acconci [New York], Aziza Chaouni [Toronto and Fez], Luis Callejas [Colombia], Teddy Cruz [Tijuana], Frida Escobedo [Mexico], ESKYIU - Eric Schuldenfrei and Marisa Yiu [Hong Kong], Ling Fan [Beijing], Interboro Partners [New York], Sam Jacob [London], Andres Jaque [Madrid], June 14 Meyer-Grohbrugge&Chermayeff - Johanna Meyer-Grohbrugge and Sam Chermayeff [Germany, New York], Perry Kulper [Ann Arbor], Jimenez Lai [Chicago], Juergen Mayer H. [Berlin], Leong Leong - Chris Leong & Dominic Leong [New York], LTL -Paul Lewis, Mark Tsurimaki, David Lewis [New York], MOS -Michael Meredith & Hilary Sample [New York], OFFICE - Kersten Geers & David Van Severen [Brussels] , Jorge Otero-Pailos [New York], PRODUCTORA [Mexico DF], Philippe Rahm [Paris], Noura Al Sayeh [Bahrain], Sho Shigematsu [OMA New York], Julien De Smedt [Brussels-New York], STAR strategies + architecture - Beatriz Ramo [Rotterdam], Superpool - Selva Gurdogan - Gregers Tang Thomsen [Istanbul], VisionArc -Landon Brown-Toshiko Mori [New York], WW - Sarah Whiting, Ron Witte- [Houston], Michael Young [New York], Alejandro Zaera Polo [London-New York] and Andrew Zago [Los Angeles].
Architecture for Humanity - Drawing Auction06 / 12 / 2012 | EXHIBITIONS
PRODUCTORA is supporting the Architecture for Humanity Charity Auction of Architectural Drawings with a sketch by Carlos Bedoya. The auction includes more then 70 contributions renowned architects such as Frank Gehry, Michael Graves, Fumihiko Maki, J. Mayer H., Steven Holl, Bjarke Ingels, Michelle Kaufmann, Kengo Kuma, Daniel Libeskind, Andrew Luck, Richard Meier, Renzo Piano, Kevin Roche, Richard Rogers, Moshe Safdie, Paolo Soleri, Michael Van Valkenburgh and many, many others. Please support through your bid between June 19 and June 29, 2012 atArchitecture for Humanity.
Opening at V&A Museum, London06 / 14 / 2010 | EXHIBITIONS
The exhbition'1:1 Architects build small spaces' will open its doors to the general public on June 15th at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, UK. PRODUCTORA is one of the nineteen architecture firms who were asked by the V&A to submit concept designs, responding to specific locations in the Museum. Seven of the proposals were then selected for construction at full-scale. The concept models and presentation panels for all nineteen submissions are on display in Architecture Gallery 128A. / Website V&A 1:1
Mexican Modernisms at Bozar, Brussels02 / 10 / 2010 | EXHIBITIONS
At Bozar, the Fine Arts Centre in Brussels, the exhibition 'Mexican Modernisms' will open its doors to the general public the forthcoming 11th of February as part of the festival °MEXICO! The exhibition is a co-production between BOZAR (BE), A+ (BE) and CONACULTA (MEX) and presents a series of impressive enlarged photographs of 40 canonical architectural pieces build between 1930 and 1985. In addition, newly produced audiovisual documents review these buildings in their actual context. The curatorial work was realized by José Castillo and PRODUCTORA with additional research by Fernanda Canales and Alejandro Hernández. PRODUCTORA was in charge of the exhibition design. / Architects included into the exhibition are Augusto H. ¡lvarez, Alberto T. Arai, Francisco Artigas, Luis Barragán, Félix Candela, Fray Gabriel Chávez de la Mora, Enrique de la Mora y Palomar, Enrique del Moral, Mathias Goeritz, Teodoro González de León, Fernando Gónzalez Gortázar, AgustÌn Hernández, Horst Hartung, Ricardo Legorreta, David Muñoz, Carlos Obregón Santacilia, Juan O'Gorman, Jaime Ortiz Monasterio, Mario Pani, Augusto Pérez Palacios, Reinaldo Pérez Rayón, Pedro Ramírez Vázquez, Juan Sordo Madaleno, Héctor Velázquez, Ramón Torres and Alejandro Zohn.
Venice Architecture Biennale 200806 / 09 / 2008 | EXHIBITIONS
PRODUCTORA was invited to represent Mexico at the next Architectural Biennale in Venice together with the following architects: Architecture 911, At 103, Dellekamp Architects + Gerardo Asali, Front Architecture, Mauricio Rocha ñ Architecture Workshop, Michel Rojkind Architects, Tatiana Bilbao and Taller Territorial de Mexico. Curator of the Mexican contribution is Javier Sanchéz.